Originally Posted by C'nor
I wasn't trying to make them steampunk. I was well aware that they probably weren't. However, lasers and railguns are definitely modern.
Please direct your attention to the next generation of US navy destroyers for military usage of railguns today.
As for lasers...the only reason we don't use them is because they suck in anywhere but vacuum due to the sheer amount of power needed to punch a beam that will actually harm its target through the atmospheric interference (Inverse-square sucks).
They're both modern concepts, one of which exists today and the other of which we were capable of twenty/thirty years ago.
We just scale them up - as C'nor says - through the use of a Legendary concept power source. Which is all we really need to get the lasers to work in atmosphere and seriously amp up the power of the railguns.
Edit: Also, C'nor, would you like Xia to say "Hi" to crystal-man or would you prefer the honour?